A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
As Puck, the impish sprite in Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle's visually enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, Rooney possesses the mischievous, firefly charm of an actor whose talent far outreaches his scant years. Is it possible that an elfin 14 year old could outshine thousand-watt costars such as James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland? Go back and watch it. The answer will surprise you.